Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

Bill Scher

For the second week in a row, the Sunday shows go 0-for-3 for the Watchdog.

Neither ABC’s This Week or Fox News Sunday asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates to explain his support for the president’s Iraq strategy, when nothing has changed since he said in December “our challenges, frankly, are principally in the areas of stabilization and political developments.”

NBC’s Meet The Press failed to ask Sen. John McCain what “vital role” for us he suggested Iraq will play after we establish a “enduring [military] relationship.”

And CBS’ Face The Nation did not bother to ask Sen. Carl Levin if his proposed Iraq compromise with Republicans will be substantively meaningless and only provide political cover to supporters of occupation.

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